Washington starting quarterback Kyle Allen suffered a gruesome ankle injury during yesterday’s game against the New York Giants after a hit from former Michigan Wolverine Jabrill Peppers.
Afterwards, Peppers issued an apology to Allen, saying the injury was unintentional.
“I definitely didn’t mean for that to happen,” Peppers said, via Sam Fortier of The Washington Post. “I didn’t intentionally try to leg whip him, or whatever the penalty was. I was just trying to play hard and get him on the ground.”
Washington coach Ron Rivera doesn’t blame Peppers for the hit, acknowledging that he’s a good player and that it wasn’t his intended result.
“That’s what I say: He got cut and as he was going down he saw Kyle trying to boot outside,” Rivera said. “Again, that’s just a guy trying to make a play. I don’t think it’s a dirty play. It’s a guy just trying to make a play.
“I get it. I’ve been there in that situation. Peppers is a heck of a football player. He plays 100 miles an hour.”
We certainly hope that Allen recovers from his injury soon.
– – Quotes via Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk Link – –